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A Bon Homme Way Station

Museum Notes By Marilyn Thomas Stone The house in this photo was built before 1870 on the West side of Emmanuel Creek, along what is now part of Highway 37.  The farm is currently owned by Blaine Nagel and sports an attractive new house.  The Springfield Centennial Book tells that this house was built by McDaniels, one of the first […]

A Historical Bell Rings Home

Museum Notes By Marilyn Thomas Stone Do you remember when the museum had a large steel bell outdoors.  Well, that bell came from, and was eventually returned to Fort Randall area.  There are several items in the museum telling about it.  The basic story is that the fort was established in 1856 and was headquarters to several regiments until 1892.  […]

Greetings from Springfield!

SDPB’s Dakota Life was in Springfield in 2021. The program aired Dec. 7, 2021 (Season 24 Episode 4). Here is SDPB’s description: Located near 80-foot chalkstone bluffs overlooking Lewis and Clark Lake on the Missouri River in southern Bon Homme County, Springfield sports a population of around 2,000 folks. A popular fishing and hunting spot, Springfield is home to the […]